From CTV News:
Police say they’re searching for a man considered armed and dangerous after he brandished a handgun in two separate incidents in Saanich on Tuesday.From nearby Reynolds High School:
Michael Godolphin, 37, is wanted on a charge of robbery with a firearm after incidents at the London Drugs in the Saanich Centre and the Lochside Trail.
Police say Godolphin, who also has arrest warrants out for other offences, was stopped by a worker outside of the store for shoplifting when he brandished the gun and fled.
He headed southbound on the Lochside Regional Trail where he then robbed a cyclist of their black Miele electric bike, according to police.
He’s described as 5’7″, 175 pounds with a shaved head, tear drop tattoos under his right eye and a written tattoo encircling the back of his neck.
Dear Reynolds Secondary Parents,
This afternoon we received notice from Saanich Police about a potential threat in the neighborhood. This prompted the school to be on alert for a brief moment in time. Police initially recommended a “lockdown”, however, it was quickly downgraded to a “hold & secure” once all information was provided to the school administration. The incident was reported around 1:45 p.m. and was resolved shortly after 2 p.m.
Thank you to Saanich Police for their quick response and to our media partners for the distribution of information on social media platforms.
Please visit the District’s website for more information on emergency drills and protocols. The information provided is to help parents and guardians to determine the difference between a “lockdown” and a “hold & secure”, as well as, what happens in the event of an emergency: https://www.sd61.bc.ca/parent-student-resources/emergency-drills-and-protocols/ If you have any further questions please contact the school office at 250.479.1696.